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robinsm last won the day on November 5 2017

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  • Birthday 27/09/1950

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  1. Jeez, didn't this one go downhill in a hurry, must be a quiet day in the old folks home...lol
  2. With out David it would not be there for us to enjoy. If he can get something out of it while we enjoy it then great. If you dont like it, either dont go there or deal with it, dont spoil it for the many many australians that have enjoyed the museum and the facilities the airport has. Some people are never happy unless they try to spoil it for anyone else.
  3. Whatever the reason, more kudos to david for allowing the museum there in the first place and for running a great little airport.
  4. The airport is used extensively during the bushfire season as a standby area for firefighting aircraft and as a watering base for the local area.
  5. The owner and the politics involved with his money grabbing ideas removed a lot of the pleasure I had flying at and using the airtport. There are many good people out there but this idiot and a stupid money grabbing council have killed most of the ancillary joy for me. Flying is still great but the ancillary garbage is crap.
  6. this idiot is out of control. What is with the sydney contact number?
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  8. maybe he had a very old fashioned idea of being loyal to his employer?
  9. Just a thought, why not ask the brains at Raa Aus to check it out. You pay them a fortune so let them practice some membership service for a change.
  10. Yep, paying money makes you safe, I note that as long as you do the online tick and flick you dont have to do the practical, makes sense...not.
  11. A piece of paper does not take the place of self preservation. Turbs...I would have assumed () that the inspection that was supervised by the L3 when the aircraft was being built would have bought up the nut problem. I stand by the statement that I believe the L1 training should be part of the training, not a $100 grab for money. Were the nut deaaths on owner built 19 aircrafts? No matterwhat courses etc you throw at people, you cannot legistlate against arrogance, know it all or stupidity.
  12. Were those on home built 19 reg aircraft, maintained by the builders, or were they for the whole fleet, no matter what rego type. No matter what quals a person has, things happen. I had an undercarriage failure on my aircraft through a fractured bolt. The fracture was hidden under the nut so would not have been seen on inspection. I agree that maintenance should be a part of the training process anyway, but hitting a home builder with extra dollars for something they are doing anyway is just a money grab. Charging for an L1 cert after basic training when that should have been taught as part of the certificate (daily walkaround and preflight checks) is just a blatant money grab and mini GA empire building when the L1 was always part of the training sylabus anyway, and granted as part of the Certificate. I do not feel that a certificate will make people more aware of how to chan ge a spark plug etc, no matter what npeice of expensive paper you have, human nature can intervene, and sometimes does. 7 forced landings in 912 powered aircraft in 5 years with a fleet in the thousands is statistically minimal and the L1 cert is a major knee jerk reaction that is not required. If the piece of paper is that good, how come we have forced landings in all forms of aviation. Mecanical failures are not subject to pieces of paper.
  13. Am I correct that the L1 is also required by those that built their own aircraft under 19 reg. If so then the system is a joke and a money making exercise. If you built it and got it inspected and passed then surely you can change a spark plug safely in the damned thing. Political correctness and empire building gone mad.
  14. so if you get into a spin accidentally then your st..fed. I always though recovery from unusual positions should be essential for ALL aircraft training. (both GA and RAA.) It would give a lot more confidence when flying in non normal conditions, more confidence in the aircraft, not teaching this is a m,ajor failing as far as I can see. All aircraft can get into unusual positions for a number of reasons and exposure in controlled circumstances is essential in my opinion.
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